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Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy

Blog articles about psychology, counselling & psychotherapy: topics relating to all things mental health and how seeking professional help can assist you.  This archive has numerous articles about the different types of therapies, the similarities and differences, the processes, the benefits, and important considerations when choosing appropriate mental health support.

What is Humanistic Therapy and Is it Right for You?

What is Humanistic Therapy and Is it Right for You?

In our latest series of blog articles, we’ve been discussing different types of therapy and how they can help you. In today’s article, we’re tackling Humanistic Therapy. Rather than an entirely different therapy, Humanistic Therapy is an approach to counselling that differs in some important ways to other therapies that you may have heard about. Humanistic Therapy puts emphasis upon the...

Types of Therapy for Depression You Haven’t Tried, but Should

Types of Therapy for Depression You Haven’t Tried, but Should

There are many different approaches to treating depression. Ask most doctors and they’ll tell you about all the different kinds of drugs you can try. But for many people, using medication to treat depression is not an option. Perhaps you’ve tried medication for depression before and found it ineffective, or you found that the side effects were not something you could live with. Or, like some...

Treating Depression and Anxiety with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Treating Depression and Anxiety with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has been proven to be very effective for treating depression and anxiety, yet many sufferers have never heard of it! In this article, we uncover all you need to know about Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and help you learn whether it could be the right therapy for you. What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)?  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a...

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression and Anxiety

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression and Anxiety

Do you suffer from depression or anxiety? Like thousands of other Australians, you have probably tried all kinds of things to feel better and tackle your depression or anxiety. From taking medication to seeing a therapist, there are a variety of things you can turn to. But for many, there is little relief and their symptoms continue to make living a happy and fulfilled life really difficult. If...

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Can it Help Me?

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Can it Help Me?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy treatment approach that helps you to recognise and understand negative or harmful thoughts and behavioural patterns. This type of therapy is used by counsellors and psychologists the world over, and is one of the most popular therapies available today. But can it help you? In this article, we discuss what you should know about CBT, how it...

Can Counselling Really Help with a Phobia?

Can Counselling Really Help with a Phobia?

A phobia is defined as a strong, irrational fear of something – be it a situation, an object, a person, an animal, or an experience. For many people with phobias, simply avoiding the subject of their fear is enough. But for others, having a phobia is debilitating and has a negative impact on their lives. If you suffer from a strong fear of something and have been wondering if counselling can...

Should I see a Psychologist or Counsellor on the Gold Coast?

Should I see a Psychologist or Counsellor on the Gold Coast?

Are you looking for a Gold Coast Counsellor or a Gold Coast Psychologist? If you’re new to therapy, it can be a tricky question to answer. Whether you’re living with anxiety, depression, stress, or have decided that you could use some extra help to reach your goals for life; a psychologist or counsellor can help. In this article, we help you decide whether you should see a psychologist or...

Gold Coast Counselling for 6 Common Mental Health Concerns

Gold Coast Counselling for 6 Common Mental Health Concerns

If you’re struggling with one or more of the most common mental health concerns, you might be wondering where to turn for help. From stress to anxiety, depression, and more, mental health concerns can make a big impact on our lives. And they’re not something you should suffer with on your own, hoping that things will get better. Here, you’ll find out more about Gold Coast counselling for 6...

Michelle van Namen – A Gold Coast Psychologist with a Difference

Michelle van Namen – A Gold Coast Psychologist with a Difference

Finding a Gold Coast Psychologist that’s right for you can be trickier than it sounds. Whether you’re looking for therapy for an ongoing mental health concern like depression or anxiety, or you’re hoping to get some help with finding direction in your life, or overcoming obstacles that seem to keep holding you back, finding a psychologist on the Gold Coast that aligns with your values and offers...

Finding an Expert Gold Coast Psychologist for Anxiety

Finding an Expert Gold Coast Psychologist for Anxiety

Finding an expert Gold Coast psychologist can make all the difference if you are someone who suffers with anxiety. However, not all Gold Coast psychologists are experts in the area of anxiety, specifically. When you are looking for a psychologist that can help you to overcome the hold that anxiety has on your life, finding someone who is trained and experienced in anxiety is important. In this...

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